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6 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

Infernal Affairs (2002)

Infernal Affairs is endlessly stylish.

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6 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

Horns and Halos (2002)

The real thrill of Horns and Halos is watching an upstart DIY publisher make a noticeable dent by championing what everyone else might see as a lost cause.

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Zhou Yu’s Train (Zhou Yu de huo che) (2002)

Structured as a tale that is in the process of being told, Zhou Yu's Train cuts back and forth in time and across locations.

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29 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

As Eve, a young woman whose life unravels following her diagnosis with multiple personality disorder, Joanne Woodward is spectacular.

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29 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Ragtime (1981)

Profound as Coalhouse walker's story might be, Ragtime is about far more.

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29 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Hero (2002)

Hero reimagines history in a way that underlines its tragedy.

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29 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Clearing (2004)

The kidnapping sets in motion a thriller that doubles as a character study, delving into Wayne and Eileen's strained marriage.

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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

'In Japan,' says Takeshi Kitano, 'cops and yakuzas are the only two occupations that deal with death or violence daily.'"

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24 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties (2004)

A film that sheds light on discrimination and energetically calls for a re-evaluation of U.S. priorities.

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24 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Roadgames (1981)

Roadgames is ultimately a clever Hitchcockian soufflé that 'is full of air, but rises nicely.'"

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24 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

The Hammer remains confused and conflicted, almost apologetic for who he is.

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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

'There are tears for things, there are tears of things, there are tears from things,' says Guy Maddin.

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15 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Legally Blonde: Platinum Collection (2001/2003)

The audio commentary featuring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Luketic demonstrates the leading lady to be much more thoughtful and subdued than her typical roles might suggest.

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I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003)

For all the inevitability of Will's descent, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead is an almost perversely moving experience.

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Howard Hughes: The Real Aviator (2004)

Howard Hughes: The Real Aviator focuses on the man's contributions to and obsessions with aviation.

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15 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Garfield: The Movie (2004)

If Garfield's non-animated creatures lack distinction (what you might call 'edge'), it should be remembered that it is intended for small children.

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Bridget Jones’s Diary: Collector’s Edition (2001)

Speaking of her star, Renée Zellweger, Maguire is appropriately besotted: 'You can see what she brought to Bridget. She's got this fantastic warmth and this permanent confusion on her face.'"

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8 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Stepford Wives (2004)

Director Frank Oz asserts, 'There is no such a thing as Stepford. Stepford is in the mind.'"

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8 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Nutty Professor (1963)

We come to see the film itself is the formula, making impossible Buddy Loves of us all.

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8 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Mulholland Falls (1996)

Mulholland Falls resembles an episode of Law & Order with funny hats.

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